Organizations and centers involved in community-based research in the U.S.
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Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

Founded in 1996, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) is a nonprofit organization that promotes health equity and social justice through partnerships between communities and academic institutions. We view health broadly as physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual well-being and emphasize partnership approaches to health that focus on changing the conditions and environments in which people live, work and play.  Our strategic goals are to:

(1) Leverage the knowledge, wisdom and experience in communities and in academic institutions to solve pressing health, social, environmental and economic challenges;

(2) Ensure that community-driven social change is central to the work of community-academic partnerships; and

(3) Build the capacity... [Extend]

Southeast Community Research Center

SCRC is a community-based 501(c)3 organization that serves as an organizational and conceptual bridge connecting the questions, problems, and knowledge of community groups with the resources and expertise of research and educational institutions. Its mission is to build democratic institutions and improve the quality of life in the Southeastern United States. The SCRC achieves its mission through facilitating, brokering, and conducting participatory investigations and trainings. The organization views this work as a critical step in the project to create a more democratic and just society in the southeast United States.

Public Science Project

Participatory Action Research As Public Science

We believe social science can play an important role in the struggle for social justice. Participatory Action Research (PAR) provides a critical framework for making science – systematic inquiry and analysis – a public enterprise. Allied with feminist, critical race, and indigenous theory, PAR is an approach to research that values the significant knowledge people hold about their lives and experiences. PAR positions those most intimately impacted by research as leaders in shaping research questions, framing interpretations, and designing meaningful research products and actions. With these commitments, The Public Science Project collaborates with academics, community organizations, schools, prisons, and public institut... [Extend]

Institute for Community Health

The Institute for Community Health is a nationally recognized catalyst for sustainable community health improvement, uniting real world practice with academic research. The Institute for Community Health utilizes participatory research and evaluation approaches to generate and disseminate knowledge about public health issues affecting communities.  Core to ICH’s approach is the development of long-term partnerships, a commitment to co-learning and capacity building, and a deep appreciation for the diverse experiences, perspectives, values and resources that partners contribute to community health improvement.

The Institute for Community Health was founded in 2000 to be a nationally recognized organization dedicated to health status improvement through facilitati... [Extend]

Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy

by patmola -- 14/5/2012 02:55:45
The Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago is a campus wide research center that focuses on promoting and coordinating engaged rsearch on racial justice and related issues of poverty. IRRPP represents a major commitment on the part of UIC to use its intellectual resources to promote interdisciplinary collaborations between faculty and community groups working in ethnically diverse and racially marginalized communities. One of our central aims is to increase the quantity, quality and relevance of research on persistent racial inequalities, and to advance policy solutions linked to social justice outcomes. This work is outcome-oriented and based on action, community mobilization, organizing campaigns, policy reform work and community develop... [Extend]

East St Louis Action Research Project (ESLARP)

The East St Louis Action Research Project (ESLARP) is a program of sustained engagement with distressed urban areas through service learning and action research.

Together with residents and community organizations in severely distressed areas, faculty, staff and students from across the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign work on highly tangible and visible projects that address immediate and long-term needs.

Since 1987, this program of mutual learning and assistance has been an important part of neighborhood improvement and other community-based efforts in East St. Louis, Alorton, Brooklyn, Centreville and Washington Park, Illinois.



by patmola -- 22/4/2012 15:26:27
For over 30 years, DataCenter has been an independent research organization for social justice movements and grassroots organizing.

Rooted in progressive social movements and grounded in values of justice and self-determination for communities, we use research as a tool to centralize community power and transform society.

DataCenter believes in advancing the concept and strategy of Research Justice — a theory and practice for social change that validates all forms of knowledge, and puts information in the hands of communities organizing for justice.

Research justice offers powerful values-driven tools to ensure that community experience reshapes conventional knowledge paradigms and impacts public policies. [Extend]

The University of Chicago Urban Network

by patmola -- 17/4/2012 09:49:12
The University of Chicago Urban Network, a faculty-led initiative of scholars and organizations concerned with urban questions, is devoted to spurring innovation in urban research and improving communication among individuals and organizations in urban research and policy.  We will do so by developing and maintaining a powerful and robust online hub, hosting an annual conference on the central questions in urban social science, and instituting a set of concrete initiatives that encourage scholars to take risks, speak across disciplines, and reach non-scholarly audiences.

Center for Collaborative Research for an Equitable California

by patmola -- 30/3/2012 01:51:33
The Center for Collaborative Research for an Equitable California (CCREC) is a University of California multi-campus research program initiative that links university researchers, community-based organizations, and policy-makers in collaborative projects to achieve creative solutions to the problems in our communities. CCREC addresses the state’s interconnected crises in the economy, education, employment, environment, health, housing, and nutrition. It is also part of CCREC’s mission to prepare a new generation of engaged scholars and community leaders.

International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement

The International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) is an international non-profit organization devoted to promoting research and discussion about service-learning and community engagement. The IARSLCE was launched in 2005, and incorporated in 2007.

IARSLCE's mission is to promote the development and dissemination of research on service-learning and community engagement internationally and across all levels of the education system.

Our objectives are to advance the fields of service-learning and community engagement research across the educational spectrum (primary, secondary, post-secondary, and further education).

to promote the exchange of ideas, experiences, data and research among its members ... [Extend]